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29-03-2017, 10:53 AM
Sleep Apnea
The sleep paralysis thread made me decide to start this one.

So who here has it? I was diagnosed about 2 years ago and I've been on a CPAP since. I generally hate the CPAP but it has helped so I can't complain that much. I have to wear a full face mask because the nose only one didn't work. My mouth would come open and the air would then shoot out my mouth.

I'm not overweight, I even got underweight thinking that was it and still had it. It took a while to diagnose because the first 2 tests I didn't fail. Then the 3rd one I failed badly. I was pretty certain I had it because not only did I feel tired during the day a lot but I would have routine episodes of waking up gasping for air. For a good while I thought I was having nightmares until I read on apnea and realized I was not able to breathe which was causing me to shoot awake.
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29-03-2017, 12:44 PM
RE: Sleep Apnea
(29-03-2017 10:53 AM)ResidentEvilFan Wrote:  The sleep paralysis thread made me decide to start this one.

So who here has it? I was diagnosed about 2 years ago and I've been on a CPAP since. I generally hate the CPAP but it has helped so I can't complain that much. I have to wear a full face mask because the nose only one didn't work. My mouth would come open and the air would then shoot out my mouth.

I'm not overweight, I even got underweight thinking that was it and still had it. It took a while to diagnose because the first 2 tests I didn't fail. Then the 3rd one I failed badly. I was pretty certain I had it because not only did I feel tired during the day a lot but I would have routine episodes of waking up gasping for air. For a good while I thought I was having nightmares until I read on apnea and realized I was not able to breathe which was causing me to shoot awake.

Undiagnosed, but yeah, I have it.

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29-03-2017, 01:21 PM (This post was last modified: 29-03-2017 01:39 PM by Loom.)
RE: Sleep Apnea
I don't have it, but I have shot awake a few times gasping for air, back when I was having a really hard time with my anxiety. Doctor chalked it up to stress.

It's an awful feeling.

I'm sorry you have to deal with it every night Hug

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29-03-2017, 01:57 PM
RE: Sleep Apnea
I've started snoring badly lately, and my doctor is concerned in case I have it. My dad has it. One of the symptoms is being really tired in the day, but as I already have ME this is always the case.

If I find out that actually my ME has been SA all along, it will be a weird mixture of relief and anger. But... it doesn't seem to fit too well. My snoring started after a particularly bad cold that blocked my sinuses.

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29-03-2017, 01:59 PM
RE: Sleep Apnea
I'm on three different inhalers and a nebulizer, on a good day. Straight O2 on a medium day. O2 with my feet elevated on a bad day. No apnea. Go figure. Consider
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18-04-2017, 12:09 AM
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Have been on CPAP, then BipapC, for almost 20 years. Was amazed by the change in energy and alertness when I started. Hate the damn thing but can't live without it.
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18-04-2017, 12:12 AM
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I have it but don't have any type of corrective device because of insurance restrictions.
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18-04-2017, 12:39 AM
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I have it and have been on a CPAP for probably 20 or so years. It has made a huge difference. Back when I went on it you had to go to a sleep center for testing. They said they never saw anyone go out as fast as I did. I remember struggling to stay awake while they hooked everything up. No deep sleep, next to no dream state, 100's of awaking.

I love my CPAP machine. I find the little bit of noise comforting. On a cold night I can slip the covers over my head. Gave up camping soon after. Going back to waking up all night and being sleepy all day just can't be part of a good time.

In the last year and a half I've dropped more than 50 pounds and am zero'ing in on my final goal. Makes no difference. Still need the machine.

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18-04-2017, 06:00 AM
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I purchased an adjustable bed and trained myself to sleep on my back at about a 45 degree angle. Bought chin strap to keep my mouth from staying open.

Another benefit is no more back pain.
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18-04-2017, 06:16 AM
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How troublesome is it keeping those things clean?
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